Many women wear earrings and have been doing so since they were children. They are surprised when, decades later, the piercing holes begin to stretch and become elongated. With heavier earrings, this can happen faster than expected. This can even happen if you’ve never worn gauges in your ears.
It can also be the result of injury or an accident. When the earlobe is stretched, earrings can slip down and not stay in place, which makes it difficult to wear certain types of earrings. Eventually, the bottom of the piercing holes may wear through completely and the earlobe can split or tear.
Earlobe repair can fix earlobe-piercing holes that have been stretched or split. The procedure is quick and easy. Sutures are placed that may be removed in one week and then in a few months, the earlobes can be re-pierced and earrings can be worn again.
If your earlobes are not damaged but you feel they are too thin, dermal fillers are an excellent option. A small amount of dermal filler injected into a damaged earlobe adds volume to the area, returning it to a more natural shape. It helps in plumping up stretched, drooping and painful-looking earlobes. The effects of an earlobe repair using a dermal filler such as Juvederm or Radiesse can last for about nine months to a year.